US offers 10 million dollars rewards for information on anyone responsible for terror attack on Kabul airport by IS-K.
Written by News Room on February 9, 2022
The US is offering two 10 million dollars rewards for information on anyone responsible for a terror attack on Kabul airport by IS-K.
IS-K is a regional affiliate of the main IS group. “K” referring to ‘Khorasan’, a historical region covering parts of modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan.
At least 185 people – including 13 American troops and three Britons – died in the suicide bomb attack during evacuation of the city in August 2021. The US military had originally gone into the country in 2001, ousting the Taliban in the wake of the 11 September attacks on American soil, blamed on al-Qaeda, a militant jihadist group then based in Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden promised to hunt down those responsible, saying the US would ‘not forgive’ the perpetrators. The State Department says terror leader Sanaullah Ghafari is to blame.
It has set up a new Rewards for Justice programme, and its first move was to offer the rewards for information on terrorists operating in Afghanistan, in particular Ghafari, who is head of the Islamic State offshoot IS-K.